Why Get Married in Fiji?
Something as beautiful as choosing to spend the rest of your lives together deserves a beautiful destination to commemorate the moment. With fluorescent waters peppered with idyllic islands, Fiji might just be that dream destination. But there’s more to Fiji than the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Getting married here can be effortless, exotic and just plain… different! Check out some of the reasons why you might want to consider tying the knot in the South Pacific with this list of reasons to have a destination wedding in Fiji.
While you’re here, you might also want to take a look at Everything You Need to Know About Getting Married in Fiji and The Complete Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Fiji.
1. For the Beautiful Landscapes
With glistening turquoise waters, soft white-sand beaches and lush tropical forests, Fiji presents some of the world’s most romantic landscapes. This means that there are endless wedding photo possibilities. And it’s not just sand and sea, as Fiji also hides a rugged interior on its larger islands, scattered with waterfalls, deep canyons and verdant rainforest. Any one of these landscapes can feature in your wedding ceremony. Check out our wedding venue lists in our Wedding & Honeymoons Destination Guides.
2. There’s a Huge Choice of Wedding Packages
We are not kidding when we say that the amount of wedding coordinators and resorts offering wedding packages in Fiji is huge! Wedding packages take the guesswork out of planning a destination wedding, often including all the essentials, like organising the Marriage License, the marriage celebrant, witnesses, a decorated wedding ceremony venue and much more! They’ll even organise the food, Fijian flower girls, Fijian warriors, a wedding cake and more. Check out some sample packages in our 10 Wedding Packages in the Mamanuca Islands or 8 Best Wedding Packages on Taveuni.
3. A Marriage Certificate from Fiji is Internationally Recognised
Your Marriage Certificate in Fiji will be sent to sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs to obtain the Apostille Seal. This essentially means that your marriage will be recognised across the world. Learn more about the legalities of getting married in Fiji in our What are the Legal Requirements to Get Married in Fiji?
4. The Weather is Glorious
Did we mention that Fiji is a tropical paradise? Fiji experiences warm and soothing temperatures year-round. There are two distinct seasons: the dry season (winter) and the wet season (summer), with the dry season being the most popular time for couples to tie the knot in Fiji. However, the wet season often comes with irresistibly cheap wedding packages. Find out more about the weather in What is the Weather Like in Fiji?
5. The Fijian Culture Makes a Memorable Addition to the Wedding
The Fijian culture can be incorporated into your wedding as much or as little as you desire. Adding a Fijian touch certainly makes for a memorable and exotic experience. Fijian-inspired inclusions with many wedding packages often feature a Fijian village choir, tribal drumming, Fijian meke dancing, a Kava ceremony or a traditional Lovo feast for your wedding reception.
6. It’s Often Cheaper Than Getting Married at Home
Weddings are expensive, there’s no way around it. However, a destination wedding often means a limited guest list or simply no guest list at all! With that, the overall cost of the wedding is cut down considerably when you don’t have to worry about hiring a large venue, food for everyone and entertainment. Plus, your wedding and honeymoon are all rolled into one.
7. Privacy is Easy to Find
There’s no other feeling like being alone together away from the world. With adult-only resorts, boutique resorts and even private island excursions, finding unparalleled intimacy and seclusion is effortless in Fiji. You can even amp up the experience at one of the islands’ luxury resorts, often featuring private plunge pools and access to the beach.
8. Be Different
How many of your friends have had an island wedding? We thought so. Have a barefoot wedding with your toes in the sand, walk down the aisle to harmonious Fijian singers, say “I do” by a glorious waterfall, or on a floating platform surrounded by coral. Choose a wedding that is as unique as the couple that you are.
9. Fiji is Full of Positivity
The start of the rest of your lives together should get off on the right foot, full of positivity. Swap the stress of a home wedding with family politics and weather woes with tropical sunshine and smiling faces of the local Fijians. Fijians are often described as some of the friendliest and happiest people on the planet, which will give any couple the boost they need for their big day.
10. Jump Straight into Your Honeymoon
Once you’ve said your “I dos”, well, you’re already here! Start doing all the amazing honeymoon activities that Fiji has in store, from scuba diving to couples spa treatments to sunset cruises and much more! Instead of your first day as a married couple travelling somewhere, you’ll be very comfortable in your own private “bure” or walking hand-in-hand on the beach.